The salary for the new prosecutor is expected to be $32,084 per year.
The benefits for the new prosecutor, including "retirement, health insurance and other 'fringe' benefits" "increase the total to $51,872", according to the Walton Reporter, Lillian Browne.
Thus, $19,788 per year for health insurance (for the prosecutor and the prosecutor's family, no doubt), as well as the prosecutor's health insurance will be paid from - guess what - conviction fines!
Delaware County gleefully advertises this completely unconstitutional arrangement through the lips of its "STOP-DWI Program Coordinator" Scott Glueckert, who is also the county's probation director.
Walton reporter cites Scott Glueckert, the Delaware County public official to say the following:
- that the new position will be funded with a portion of the $200,000 reserve in the STOP-DWI fund, a fund being formed by fines obtained from convictions for DWI; and
- that Scott Glueckert thinks that "the most productive use [of the money] is to give it to an agency that will use it effectively to put more offenders behind bars or on probation and hold them accountable for the crime they've committed".
- judicial candidate Delaware County Attorney Porter Kirkwood (without whose blessing this "arrangement" could not have emerged);
- judicial candidate Delaware County District Attorney Richard Northrup (without whose blessing this "arrangement" could not have emerged either - the DA had to have given consent to accept this perverse financial incentive undermining his entire office's integrity, as well as criminal defendants' constitutional rights);
- probation director/STOP DWI "coordinator" Scott Glueckert who openly admitted that the interesting financial arrangement is MEANT to provide incentives to the new prosecutor - and to the DA's office to convict more.